Dental implant surgery can be painful or uncomfortable, according to Mayo Clinic. There is frequently pain at the implant site, and the gums and face may swell. The gums and surrounding skin may also experience bruising,... More » Health Dental

There is very little discomfort involved when undergoing treatment for dental implants, according to WebMD. Most patients find the procedure, performed under local anesthesia, less painful than a tooth extraction, and tr... More » Health Dental

There is some discomfort associated with dental implants, but most patients report that the pain was less intense than anticipated, explains Controlling pain during the surgery with oral or intravenous sedatio... More » Health Dental

Patients who have either insufficient bone height in the upper jaw or sinuses too close to the jaw may need sinus-lift surgery to place dental implants. In sinus-lift surgery, the specialist adds bone to the upper jaw in... More » Health Dental

Common dental surgeries are root canal therapy, dental implants, tooth extraction and gum tissue graft surgery, according to WebMD, the American Association of Endodontists and Colgate. Root canal therapy removes infecte... More » Health Dental

Dental implants are necessary to replace missing teeth and are an alternative to a bridge or dentures, according to Mayo Clinic. Dental implants are permanent and are placed into the jawbone of the patient. More »

One primary difference between dental implants and dentures is that dental implants are surgically embedded into the jawbone and cannot be taken off by the wearer, whereas dentures are removable dental appliances. In ter... More » Health Dental